15% increase in cases of motor vehicle snatching

ISLAMABAD, October 3: Incidents of motor vehicle snatching increased 15% as 54 districts reported 836 cases in July compared with preceding month’s 723 recorded in 56 districts, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Senate sitting condemns attack on Malala

ISLAMABAD, October 10, 2012: The Upper House on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the attack on 14-year old girls’ rights activist Malala Yousafzai. The resolution was moved by an ANP Senator. Starting 38 minutes late, the third sitting of 86th session on Wednesday witnessed low attendance of Senators.

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Skin diseases up 15% in July

ISLAMABAD, October 1: Skin diseases increased 15% with average 3,275 scabies cases being reported per district in July as compared with 2,842 recorded in the preceding month, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Report on performance of Sindh Assembly launched

KARACHI, September 29, 2012: The five sessions of the Sindh Assembly held between November 2011 and May 2012 were marked by legislation on education-related issues, and resolutions for improving access to health facilities, and condemning forced conversions of minorities, says a report launched by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) The report is based…

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BA Session Marked by Low Attendance of MPAs

ISLAMABAD, September 27, 2012: The 33rd session of Balochistan Assembly was marked by low attendance of Members, persistent lack of quorum, and late starts, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) preliminary report on Thursday. The brief session met for seven hours and 40 minutes for four sittings, from September 18–27, with each sitting…

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Balochistan Assembly: Last Sitting Marked by Low Attendance of MPAs

ISLAMABAD, September 27, 2012: The Balochistan Assembly, which met for an hour and 40 minutes during the last sitting of the 33rd session, witnessed low attendance of Members. The Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues (Amendment) Bill 2012 was passed by the House. A total of 14 Members were present at the passage of the…

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Medical staff positions vacant at DHQs

ISLAMABAD, September 26, 2012: Most sanctioned positions of medical staff lay vacant at District Headquarter Hospitals (DHQs) monitored in July with 14 out of the observed 20 having less than 70% occupancy rate, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Report Launched on Punjab Assembly’s Performance

LAHORE, September 25, 2012: The eight sessions of Punjab Assembly from September 2011 to May 2012 were marked by priority to amend laws after the 18th amendment, tackling the demand for new provinces, and the legislators raising concerns over health, education and law and order in the province, according to a report launched by Free and…

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Balochistan Assembly: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, September 24, 2012: The Balochistan Assembly, which met for three hours and five minutes during the third sitting of the ongoing 33rd session, continued to witness low attendance of Members. The House passed the University of Loralai Bill and adopted two Resolutions on clean drinking water and agriculture. Four Points of Order consumed 30…

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Balochistan Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, September 22, 2012: The Balochistan Assembly, which met for an hour and 55 minutes during the second sitting of the ongoing 33rd session, witnessed low attendance of Members. Fourteen MPAs were present at the outset while 16 were there when the sitting was adjourned. The House adopted a Resolution calling on the federal government…

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